IND vs ENG, 1st Test: Joe Root becomes 3rd Englishman to hit a century in his 100th test


IND vs ENG, 1st Test: Joe Root scored his 20th century in the game’s longest format.© Twitter

English skipper Joe Root joined an exclusive list after his century on Day 1 of the first test against India. He became the third Englishman to hit a century in his 100th Test. Colin Cowdrey and Alec Stewart are the only other players from England to have recorded this milestone. The Century by Root is his third consecutive hundred, having previously scored tons in the recently concluded two-game test series against Sri Lanka.


In addition to Root, there are eight other players who scored a century in their 100th test.

Cowdrey was the first cricketer to record this milestone, scoring 104 runs in a match in 1968. Former Pakistani captain Javed Miandad is the second name on the list, with 145 runs in 1989.

West Indian cricketer Gordon Greenidge (1990) and English batsman Alec Stewart (2000) are the next names, who have scored 149 and 105 points.

Inzamam-ul Haq is next on the list with a score of 184 in 2005. The Pakistani cricketer is followed by Ricky Ponting and Graeme Smith.


Ponting didn’t score 120 and 143 in the two innings of his 100th Test, with Smith accumulating 131 runs.

Hashim Amla is the other name on the list with the exception of Root, which is the latest addition, with a score of 134 in 2017.

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